Philanthropist and investor George Soros calls on Nawaz Sharif

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan offers vast investment opportunities for foreign investors.

He was talking to Chairman of Open Society Foundations George Soros, who called on him here, soon after his arrival.

The Prime Minister informed Soros about the steps taken by the government to universalize primary education.

He appreciated Foundation’s work in Pakistan, including the rehabilitation and reconstruction projects after the 2005 earthquake and the recent floods and establishment of Lahore based think-tank – the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives.

George Soros is a hedge-fund manager and philanthropist. Open Society Foundations is working in the areas of education, human rights, law and justice, media and transparency.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in New York Wednesday to address the sixty-ninth session of the 193-member UN General Assembly. His address will focus on Pakistan’s policy to foster relations on the basis of mutually beneficial cooperation in South Asia.

During his stay in New York, the Prime Minister would also be holding bilateral meetings with his counterparts and co-hosting the UN Peacekeeping Summit with Vice President Joe Biden, the UN Secretary-General, President of Rwanda and the Prime Ministers of Japan and Bangladesh.

Source: APP